The Bucks County Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center celebrated the excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival with the event “April in Rio” held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the James A. Michener Art Museum (138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, PA).
All money raised at the event benefited research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
April in Rio Committee from left: Lee Beyer, Lillian O’Connor, Charlotte Wilkins, Denise Marshall, Judith Langan, Linda Brown, Lynell Antonelli, Carole Barocca, Georgia Ford. Not present: Audrey Chen, Rhea Brown, Dick Millham, Sara Moyer, Patti Ogiony, Jackie Orr, Sandy Vallely, Dr. David Wiest
The festivities included a cocktail hour and silent auction in the museum’s elegant courtyard. Guests enjoyed the sounds of Sambagrilo—a Brazilian jazz and bossa nova band that evoked the ambiance of Ipanema. Brazilian-themed delicacies were served at dinner in the glass-walled dining room of the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion and Bill Schutt conducted a live auction featuring items such as trips to Tuscany and Scotland, and tango lessons for six people followed by dinner.
This year’s “Special Pledge” benefited precision medicine research. At Fox Chase, cancer specialists are able to use an individual’s unique DNA sequences to determine that person’s risk of cancer. They also use DNA sequencing to identify targeted treatments that can provide the best outcome for an individual patient. You can read more about precision medicine research here.
We thank the generosity of our sponsors below for making April in Rio possible. Please click on the sponsor active links below to view their wonderful businesses deserving of your patronage:
In Memory of:
Diane V. Hughes and Marijoan Baran by William Hughes
Dutch Gronendahl by Kim Gronendahl
Ruth Kutscher by Karen Katz
Mark Shevchuk by Miron & Stella Rozman
Jackie Suter by Bill Suter
Debbie Walsh by Bill Richmond
In Honor of:
Elaine Page by Cecily E. Craig
Joe Riggione by Addie Riggione, and Rhea & Jim Brown